From: Nadia Bilbassy
Sent: Thursday, February 4, 2016 4:51 PM
Cc: Barnes, Desiree N. EOP/WHO; Velz, Peter T. EOP/WHO; Allen, Jessica L. EOP/WHO; Gabriel, Brian A. Jr. EOP/WHO
Subject: Foreign pool report for POTUS/ Colombian President
Pool waited for almost 30 minutes before entering the oval office . Both Presidents were smiling, POTUS Joked with the cameramen that they was no need to set up their microphones. We were inside less than 30 seconds. The President referred the statements to the reception.
This is the second visit for President Santos to the white house. He will be leaving tomorrow. Among his delegation at the oval were Minister of Interior and Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin according to the Colombian press.
Also attended Vice President Biden, National Security Advisor Susan Rice, Deputy Secretary of State Tony Blinken.
I asked POTUS if he is optimistic at the chances of the resumption of the Syria talks. He smiled , and didn't answer.
Nadia Bilbassy Charters
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